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This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East for contemporary conflicts.


West AsiaEdit


Sinai insurgency


Early Dynastic Period of SumerEdit

Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC

Akkadian EmpireEdit

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)

Gutian period of SumerEdit

Fifth Dynasty of UrukEdit

Neo-Sumerian EmpireEdit

Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere

Dynasty of IsinEdit

Paleo-Babylonian EmpireEdit

Kassite period of BabyloniaEdit

The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty

Fourth Babylonian DynastyEdit

Meso-Assyrian EmpireEdit

Neo-Assyrian EmpireEdit

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.

Neo-Babylonian EmpireEdit

Achaemenid Province of AthuraEdit

Macedonian EmpireEdit

Seleucid EmpireEdit

Parthian EmpireEdit

Roman Province of MesopotamiaEdit

Sasanian Province of AsorestanEdit

Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633

Rashidun CaliphateEdit

Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate

Umayyad CaliphateEdit

The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.

Abbasid CaliphateEdit

Mongol EmpireEdit

Expansion of the Mongol Empire

Ottoman IraqEdit

July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I

Occupied Enemy Territory AdministrationEdit

Kingdom of IraqEdit

Ba'athist IraqEdit

Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.

Coalition Provisional AuthorityEdit

Republic of IraqEdit


Chalcolithic period of MesopotamiaEdit

Akkadian EmpireEdit

Sargon of Akkad's conquests.

Hittite EmpireEdit

The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century BCE

Neo-Assyrian EmpireEdit

Seleucid EmpireEdit

Syrian Arab RepublicEdit


Early Dynastic Period of SumerEdit

Fourth Babylonian DynastyEdit

Achaemenid EmpireEdit

The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt

Macedonian EmpireEdit

Seleucid EmpireEdit

Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator

Parthian EmpireEdit

Sasanian EmpireEdit

Rashidun CaliphateEdit

The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.

Umayyad CaliphateEdit

Abbasid CaliphateEdit



The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE

Confederated Tribes of IsraelEdit

United Kingdom of Israel and JudahEdit

Different interpretations of what the Bible says about the extent of King David's empire

Kingdom of JudahEdit

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Province of YehudEdit

Persian Province of Yehud MedinataEdit

Seleucid EmpireEdit

Hasmonean KingdomEdit

Herodian Kingdom of IsraelEdit

Roman Tetrarchy of JudeaEdit

Roman Province of JudeaEdit

Roman Province of Syria PalaestinaEdit

Byzantine Province of Palaestina PrimaEdit

Rashidun Province of Jund FilastinEdit

Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.

Abbasid Province of Jund FilastinEdit

Kingdom of JerusalemEdit

The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135
The 1260 Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.

Ottoman Eyalet of DamascusEdit

Ottoman Vilayet of SyriaEdit

State of IsraelEdit



Hittite EmpireEdit

The Hittite Empire, c. 1400 BCE (shown in Blue).

Kingdom of DiaokhiEdit

Lydian EmpireEdit

Achaemenid EmpireEdit

Macedonian EmpireEdit

The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.

Seleucid EmpireEdit

Roman RepublicEdit

Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Kingdom of PontusEdit

Roman EmpireEdit

Byzantine EmpireEdit

Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).

Seljuq EmpireEdit

Seljuk Empire in its zenith in 1092, upon the death of Malik Shah I

Sultanate of RumEdit

Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in c. 1100–1240

Latin EmpireEdit

Ottoman EmpireEdit

Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.

Saudi ArabiaEdit

Muhammad in MedinaEdit

Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun

Civil wars of the Early CaliphatesEdit

Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.

Rashidun CaliphateEdit

Umayyad CaliphateEdit

Abbasid CaliphateEdit

First Saudi stateEdit

Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
  • 1746 Battle of Riyadh
  • 1764 Battle of Al-Hayer
  • 1789 Battle of ghrimeel
  • 1793 Ibn Ufaisan's Invasion
  • 1793 – 1798 Invasion of Qatar
  • April 21 – 1802 or 1801 Invasion of Karbala
  • 1811 Battle of Khakeekera
  • Early 1811 – 1818 Ottoman–Saudi War

Second Saudi stateEdit

  • 1821 – 1824 Rebellion against Egypt Eyalet
  • 1865 – 1875 Royal Civil War
  • 1870 – 1871 Al-Hasa Expedition
  • 1883 Battle of Arwa
  • 24 January 1891 Battle of Mulayda

Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Mongol EmpireEdit


Central AsiaEdit



Sogdia, c. 300 BC.

Greco-Bactrian KingdomEdit

Yuezhi KingdomEdit

The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.

Indo-Greek KingdomEdit

Kushan EmpireEdit

Rouran KhaganateEdit

Göktürk KhaganateEdit

Khwarazmian dynastyEdit

Mongol EmpireEdit

Timurid dynastyEdit

Zunghar KhanateEdit

Russian EmpireEdit

Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsEdit



The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.





East AsiaEdit

Mainland China (People's Republic of China)Edit

Longshan cultureEdit

Xia dynastyEdit

Shang dynastyEdit

Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley

Zhou dynastyEdit

Qin dynastyEdit

Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.

Han dynastyEdit

The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown

Wei dynastyEdit

The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.

Jìn dynastyEdit

Liu Song dynastyEdit

Sui dynastyEdit

Tang dynastyEdit

Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD

Song dynastyEdit

Liao dynastyEdit

Jin dynastyEdit

Yuan dynastyEdit

Yuan dynasty in 1294

Ming dynastyEdit

Qing dynastyEdit

The Qing Empire in 1890

Republic of ChinaEdit

People's Republic of ChinaEdit

Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.

Taiwan (Republic of China)Edit




South AsiaEdit


Kingdom of MagadhaEdit

Maurya EmpireEdit

Indo-Scythian KingdomEdit

Gupta EmpireEdit

Empire of HarshaEdit

Umayyad CaliphateEdit

Abbasid CaliphateEdit

Delhi SultanateEdit

Vijaynagara EmpireEdit

1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts

Mughal EmpireEdit

Maratha EmpireEdit

Sikh EmpireEdit

Company rule in IndiaEdit

British RajEdit

Dominion of IndiaEdit

Republic of IndiaEdit




Afghan Empires and the Great GameEdit

Russian EmpireEdit

Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsEdit




Sri LankaEdit

Southeast AsiaEdit


Kingdom of FunanEdit

Chenla KingdomEdit

Khmer EmpireEdit

900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa

French IndochinaEdit









North AsiaEdit



Rouran KhaganateEdit

Turkic KhaganateEdit

Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE

Uyghur KhaganateEdit

Mongol EmpireEdit

Golden HordeEdit

Grand Duchy of MoscowEdit

Tsardom of RussiaEdit

Territory of Muscovy / Russia in       1500,       1600 and       1700.

Russian EmpireEdit

Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Spheres of influence

Russian RepublicEdit

Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsEdit

Russian FederationEdit

  • Kuril Islands Dispute (ongoing)

Chronological list of warsEdit

20th centuryEdit

21st centuryEdit

See alsoEdit